Against great danger, women’s group meets to practice SUP

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Practitioners of South Zone of the Capital complain of danger of assaults and harassment

A group of 20 women took advantage of the “Women in Action” event, organized by Military Police in partnership with the Association Ipanema “I love, I care, to paddle in calm,” on Sunday afternoon. The standup paddle group “Gurias SUP” were in the water from 15h to 18h, on the edge of Ipanema, South Zone of Porto Alegre. And the event was not chosen by chance: They complain of the dangers of assaults and harassment to practice the sport alone.

Today the situation of violence against women is very serious. For women paddling alone, there is a risk of being approached by a malicious person on a jet ski or boat, for example, says personal trainer Calinca Boniatti, organizer of the group. The initiative has generated regular meetings plans for the sport. Dates are scheduled through the group’s Facebook page.

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